Tim: Challenge for you: get even halfway through the song before giving into temptation and clapping your hands above your head.
Tim: You said on Friday that it’d be terrible if all songs were like this, but would it really though? Like, really?
Tom: Theodicy is the attempt to explain why, given the assumption that there is an omniscient, omnibenevolent God, there is still evil in the world. Many theologians and philosophers have dealt with it over the years, and one of the lesser-fronted arguments is the idea that evil exists to provide a contrast to good: that without the darkness, there cannot be light.
Tim: And it’s an argument that I’ve always despised, because I knew that a rare porterhouse steak was delicious years before they’d even invented Coke Zero Sugar Peach, but fine.
Tom: On those lines: if all music were like this, Tim, how would we appreciate it?
Tim: Simply this: I was out for Pride on Saturday and mate, the club I went to was LIT, with wall to wall bangers like this and every single person in there was absolutely loving it.
Tom: I’m genuinely sorry I missed it.
Tim: Now, clearly that is absolutely a crowd from which we can extrapolate to the entire global population, so I think the moral there is that actually all music should definitely be like this, and nobody would be unhappy. WHY DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO BE UNHAPPY, TOM?
Tom: BECAUSE MAYBE THEN THEY WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPY EVEN WAS.
Tim: AND THAT IS WHY IT’S A TERRIBLE ARGUMENT and now we’re doing that American Chopper meme, good work everyone.